Apr 17, 2020, 1:49 PM
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on Wednesday presented 10 motorbikes to the Ministry of Health as part of their contribution to fight covid-19 pandemic.
The bill was tabled before legislators by Fatou Kinteh, the Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare.
Minister Kinteh said the Women Enterprise Fund Bill emanates from the commitment of the government of The Gambia to allocate D12 million for women entrepreneurs. “From this, the National Treasury allocated, and parliament approved the sum of GMD 12 million to go towards this fund in the budget covering the financial year 2019 to 2020 and 2020,” she said.
According to her, the objective of the bill is to elevate the Women Enterprise Fund 2019 into an Act of Parliament. “The enactment of this bill will occasion additional expenditure of public funds.
Saikouba Marong, the lawmaker for Latrikunda Sabiji, said the Gambia has very good laws but implementing them is always a challenge. He thus called on the Ministry for Women, Children and Social Welfare to make sure that this bill is being implemented to serve its purpose.
In a similar development, the Persons With Disabilities Bill for 2020 was also referred to ABC for proper scrutiny.
State House, Banjul, June 12, 2020 – The National Business Council, chaired by His Excellency President Adama Barrow, today June 12, 2020, launched the Business Environment Reform programme at a meeting held at the State House.
The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has predicted incidences of expected malaria increase as high temperatures, high relative humidity (above 60%) rainfall and thick vegetation cover provides conducive conditions for the survival of the vectors and development of the parasites as the country expects above normal rainfall.
The former Prisons Director David Colley yesterday testified before the TRRC, denying every allegation leveled against him, ranging from prisoners’ torture, serving poor diet, taking bribes, stealing prisoners' foods, authorising soldiers to take detainees from the prison, tribalism and many more at the state central prison (Mile 2).
Effective on Wednesday 1 April 2020, the UN Climate Change (UNFCCC) Secretariat is operating according to a new structure, as part of an organisational change initiative to overhaul the secretariat as the UN lead entity supporting the intergovernmental Climate Change process and to mobilise Climate Action towards global transformation to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement in an effective, efficient manner.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi attended the BRICS Foreign Ministers’ Extraordinary Conference on COVID-19 on April 28 in Beijing.
Petroleum and Energy Minister Fafa Sanyang has revealed that the covid-19 pandemic has significantly affected all aspects of life, including the energy sector.